Bill Clinton, Still Outdoing Hillary

May 9, 2007

The juxtaposition of two Clinton stories struck me today.

First, Bill Clinton successfully negotiated price reductions in AIDS drugs for poor countries and the developing world.

Second, a compromise bill Hillary Clinton was working on fell apart and the Senate voted to block cheaper prescription drug imports to the United States.

Even though Hillary is the senator and presidential contender these days, her husband is still managing to outshine her by getting things done in areas where a mere senator’s efforts might be frustrated. How Bill’s penchant to accomplish things continues to play out in the campaign will be worth watching.